After Rivero, La Salle player Paraiso also denies drug allegations

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter Ricci Rivero broke his silence last week, another La Salle player took a stand against grave allegations thrown against him.Seldom-used guard Brent Paraiso cleared the air on Monday and shared his side of the story after his name got dragged into controversy following his school-mandated indefinite leave of absence from the Green Archers.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Wangs-Letran escapes Go for Gold to notch 3rd straight win Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award READ: Ricci Rivero denies drug use, ‘lewd’ rumorsIn a lengthy post on his social media account, the 20-year-old showed proof of his innocence as he attached a result of his drug test after talks of him using illegal substances surfaced.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkParaiso explained that on January 16 this year, he was asked by La Salle to submit a urine sample for the mandatory drug testing before being asked to once again submit another sample two days after.Without any results coming out, he took initiative with an independent drug test “just so we have our own record if the need arises.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “From here alone, I don’t need to rebut further. There are more details to this story but I do not feel to expose the injustice I’ve received either. I simply want to clear my name and put all rumors to rest.”Paraiso, together with brothers Ricci and Prince Rivero, took a leave of absence from the Green Archers last month stemming from a new school policy with regards to players entering sponsorship agreements with commercial entities.Ricci Rivero had earlier came out last week to defend himself from “lewd” rumors of drug use and acceptance of money from gay benefactors.The school has yet to issue a statement regarding this issue.A third-string guard in last season’s rotation, Paraiso averaged 1.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in less than nine minutes of action for La Salle this past UAAP Season 80. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “My Department of Health-accredited conducted drug test result dated January 22 says I am negative to all banned drugs. On January 24, my parents and I were called to a private meeting. We were informed that I tested positive for an illegal substance called methamphetamine (shabu) from the drug tests done on the 18th of January.”Just to clear the space, I have my story to tell. 🙏🏻 Thank You and God Bless.— Brent Paraiso (@brentparaiso) March 12, 2018“You can clearly see if someone is addicted to methamphetamine. I attend our rigorous trainings every day and never missed classes. I am out in public every single day where you can all see my physical features. Almost anyone can identify a drug user without any scientific tests — more so if we’re talking about an addiction to shabu.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more